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Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi: Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Consulate General of Japan in Karachi is accepting applications for Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) that provides flexible and timely support to small scale development projects, which aim to improve the social well being of the people at the grassroots level.

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) was known as for Grassroots Assistance Programme (GRA). This change reflects the Government of Japan’s policy to highlight the concept of human security, a concept developed through a UN special commission.

Priority Sectors

Priority is given to the following sectors:

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Basic education (pre-school to class eight, adult literacy)
Primary health (population welfare, reproductive health)
Vocational training/Skill development
Special education (education/training for handicapped, orphans, etc.)
Agriculture (irrigation system, training, small-scaled dam, etc.)
Public welfare/basic infrastructure (drinking water supply, sanitation, road, bridge, electricity, etc.)
Please note that priority will be given to WID (Women in Development) projects.

Notice: GGP program does not provide support to religious activities, research projects, legal assistance, and high tech medical projects.

Funding Information

Deadline Free Grants
GGP funds one project up to ten (10) million yen.
However, if the project falls within the program’s high priority and the proponent has a good track record (e.g. past GGP recipient with good performance), requests of more than the said amount can be approved.
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are all non-profit organizations implementing social development projects at the grassroots level. It includes local/international NGOs, CBOs, Local Governments (LGs), non-profit institutions, schools, hospitals, etc.
Applicants must have more than two years of experience.
GGP does not provide support to federal and provincial government bodies, universities, private institutions, and industrial corporations (factories, businesses, farms, etc.).
Ineligible Items

Operating expenses: staff salary, electricity, and water consumption, rent for home or office, fuel/gas for vehicles, consumables (supplies, etc.), equipment for proponent’s office (e.g. photocopy machines, personal computer, printer, fax machines, telephones, etc.
Social preparation or mobilization expense.
Working Capital for livelihood or income-generation project.
Purchase of food and medicines except for emergency relief and/or medical operations
Animal dispersal
Purchase of land
Equipment for rent for purpose of income generation
Fund research and /or project conceptualization
Fund missionary projects, political activities or activities related to elections, commercial projects, and projects supporting specific doctrines or ideologies, or military projects
Payment for VAT, customs and duties, registration/license/certification fees etc.
Purchase of vehicles except for special-purpose (i.e. ambulance, garbage truck, fire engine, etc.)
Purchase of personal computers and books for any use.
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